With the New Year, many people set goals or have resolutions about things they would like to do, change or accomplish. Of course this varies from person to person, but we wondered what the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions are overall. Do you find any of these 10 resolutions relatable? We’ve also included a few tips to help you achieve any resolution you may have!
TOP 10 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
- Exercise More.
- Lose Weight.
- Get Organized.
- Learn a New Skill or Hobby.
- Live Life to the Fullest.
- Save Money/Spend Less Money.
- Quit Smoking.
- Spend More Time with Family and Friends.
- Travel More.
- Read More.
TIPS FOR ACHIEVING SUCCESS WITH YOUR RESOLUTIONS
- Be Prepared/Have a Plan. Making a change in your life takes thought, consideration and a plan for how you will achieve and execute your plan. It’s also important to start slow and to be realistic about what you want to accomplish.
- Set Goals. Accomplishing something is always easier when you set realistic, achievable goals. Setting goals is also a great way to mark milestones and accomplishments along your resolution journey.
- Don’t Over Commit. It can be easy to want to set a whole bunch of resolutions when you’re excited and motivated. However, you may quickly find yourself discouraged and overwhelmed. Be realistic with yourself about what is reasonable. You can always add additional resolutions later!
- Write Your Goals Down in a Visible Place. Writing your goals down is powerful in and of itself. Having your goals written down and somewhere you see at least once a day is even better!
- Be Accountable. Sharing your resolutions with is others and asking for accountability in sticking to your resolutions can be a great motivator. It also gives you a person or people who can encourage you if and when times get tough!
- Set Reminders. You can set automated reminders in your calendar, encouragement “reminders” to help keep you motivated, and more. It can also help you plan ahead and stay on track. For example, if your resolution is to exercise more, making a plan each week and scheduling workouts in advance in your calendar can help keep you on track.
- Cut Yourself Some Slack. It’s a good idea to evaluate your resolution and plan for achieving it regularly and make adjustments if necessary. It’s also important not to beat yourself up if you slip up. The best way to get back on track is to do so quickly.